Our Mission

Our mission is to help the Garden City Public Library serve as a community resource that provides all residents with free access to a broad array of quality materials and programs that meet their personal, educational, and recreational needs. We also work to promote understanding and appreciation of the library, and seek support through monetary gifts, and gifts of books and other material.

Used Book Sale April 25-27


The Friends of Garden City Public Library will be holding a Used Book Sale at the Garden City Public Library, April 25-27.

The sale will be held Monday, April 25th 9:00am to 8:00pm, Tuesday, April 26th from 9:00am to 8:00pm, and Wednesday, April 27th from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Book prices will be between .25 and $1.00 on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday will be “Bag Day,” where buyers can fill a paper bag full of books for just $5.00 from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

The Garden City Public Library is located at 31735 Maplewood, west of Merriman between Ford & Warren. Please use the Balmoral parking lot.

Garden Basics From a Grower’s Point-of-View

The Garden City Public Library is partnering with Maplewood Community Center and Barson’s Greenhouse to present a six-part series on various aspects of gardening, “Garden Basics from a Grower’s Point of View”

Each class will last about an hour and costs $2 to attend, or you can pop in to the Library to purchase a pass to all six classes for $10!

Download the flyer.

Michigan Activity Pass Welcomes New Partners

map_2015MAP (Michigan Activity Pass), available to all library card holders, is pleased to welcome two new partners to the program this season.

Both Sheplar’s Mackinac Island Ferry (St. Ignace & Mackinaw City) and Sea Life (Auburn Hills) will offer discounts on admission to library patrons.

The MAP program is available to all 5,043,700 registered library card holders in Michigan and offers free admission or discounts to local arts and cultural organizations. Participating locations include but are not limited to: Michigan Science Center, Holocaust Memorial Center, Maybury State Park, Yankee Air Museum & University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.

To see a full list of discounted or free admission destinations and print out your required reservations,visit the MAP website today!

The Garden City Public Library is available to answer inquiries during normal business hours in person or over the phone 734-793-1830. When visiting, enter the Balmoral side of Maplewood Center located at 31735 Maplewood St., Garden City, MI 48135. Library hours are Monday-Thursday 10 AM to 8 PM and Friday-Saturday 12 PM to 5 PM.

Use Kroger Community Rewards to Help the Library

kroger_communityHere is another way you can help the Friends of the Garden City Public Library

If you shop Kroger, we encourage you to enroll in Kroger Community Rewards. Kroger is committed to helping communities grow and prosper and Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy. All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card.

Year after year, local schools, churches and other nonprofit organizations will earn millions of dollars through Kroger Community Rewards®, including the Friends of garden City Library.

Go to www.kroger.com/ and sign into your Plus Card account. Once signed in you can update your Community Rewards under your Account Settings.

Friends Book Sale Set for Straight Farmhouse

straight_book_saleThe Friends of Garden City Public Library is presenting an Offsite Used Book Sale at the Straight Farmhouse, home of the Garden City Historical Museum.

The sale will be held Wednesday, February 24th 9:00am to 6:00pm, Thursday and February 25th from 9:00am to 6:00pm. Saturday, February 27th will be “Bag Day,” where buyers can fill a paper bag full of books for just $5.00 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

The Straight Farmhouse is located at 6221 Merriman Road in Garden City

It’s Membership Renewal Time

amazon_gift_cardJoin the Friends of Garden City Public Library or renew your 2016 Membership by Friday, February, 12, 2016 and be entered to win a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card. Winner will be notified on Monday, February 15th

Download and print the 2016_ Membership Renewal Form. Or, renew your membership online.

Refer a New Friend and you will receive $5 in Friend Bucks to go toward the purchase of used books or media at our next Used Book Sale.

Join us for our Book Club discussion held on the third Thursday of January, March, May, July, and September. More info at http://friendsofgclibrary.org/

Used books in good condition may be dropped off at the Garden City Library during library hours. If you need assistance, please call 734-793-1830 to arrange for pickup.

Book Donations Are Needed

Books in a cardboard box

Used books in good condition may be dropped off at the Garden City Library during library hours. If you need assistance, please call 734-793-1830 to arrange for pickup.

Book Reading Club

the_innocentThe Innocent, March 17, 2016
The group will be discussing The Innocent by David Baldacci. America has enemies – ruthless people that the police, the FBI, even the military can’t stop. That’s when the U.S. government calls on Will Robie, a stone cold hitman who never questions orders and always nails his target. But Will Robie may have just made the first – and last – mistake of his career…
It begins with a hit gone wrong. Robie is dispatched to eliminate a target unusually close to home in Washington, D.C. But something about this mission doesn’t seem right to Robie, and he does the unthinkable. He refuses to kill. Now, Robie becomes a target himself and must escape from his own people.

Fleeing the scene, Robie crosses paths with a wayward teenage girl, a fourteen-year-old runaway from a foster home. But she isn’t an ordinary runaway — her parents were murdered, and her own life is in danger. Against all of his professional habits, Robie rescues her and finds he can’t walk away. He needs to help her.

Even worse, the more Robie learns about the girl, the more he’s convinced she is at the center of a vast cover-up, one that may explain her parents’ deaths and stretch to unimaginable levels of power.

Now, Robie may have to step out of the shadows in order to save this girl’s life… and perhaps his own.

Friends of the Library

Please Join Us

Membership is open to all adults wishing to join. Annual membership is as little as five dollars or a monetary donation of your choice.
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About Us

Learn more about the Friends of the Garden City Library, what being a member involves, and the different ways you can help. Read more.

Support the Friends

The Friends garner financial support through book sales and fundraisers. Additional support comes from direct donations which can be made safely and conveniently online. Donate now.

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